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Things are blithe but not so bonny in Australia….

“As we light the first of our Hanukkah candles this evening, we do so in the knowledge that it is not in a room full of sunlight. Darkness is falling in Australia, not least in our own minds. It’s time for us to call a spade a spade. If we can’t even call terrorism by its name or, worse, feel compelled to blame the victim, we are complicit in our own downfall. There may be no reasonable way to root out every single potential terrorist in our country, but we can stifle such impulses by illuminating the truth and stamping upon lies and deceptions. The first step at this juncture is to call the ‘siege’ an ‘attack’ and the ‘lone gunman’ a ‘terrorist’. Unless we can admit these basic facts, the darkness will continue to descend.”
Read more: In Blithe Australia… | Mishka Gora | The Blogs | The Times of Israel http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/in-blithe-australia/#ixzz3M2rQhtei
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